Facebook launches its news section in the UK

Facebook launches its news section in the UK

Facebook News will show news based on user tastes and profiling. The social network is ready to expand into Germany and France

Facebook News (Image: Facebook) Facebook has chosen the UK as the first international market outside the US to launch its news aggregation section, Facebook News. The portal will be accessible via a tab, identifiable by the icon of a newspaper, present in the menu of the Android and iOS application.

At the time of launch, Facebook News will report the contents published by hundreds of local and national media including including Channel 4 News, Daily Mail Group, Financial Times, Sky News and Telegraph Media Group. These publishers will join the names such as The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, GQ, Glamor and Vogue (the last three published by the publishing group that also publishes Wired, Condé Nast) already announced in November in a first list of partners. >
Just like in the US version, British Facebook News users will be provided with a list of fresh news of the day selected by an algorithm based on the publications followed, the news shared or their interests.

The user can set preferences based on the topics on which he wants to be updated, choosing, for example, between sports, entertainment, health, science and technology, or excluding the topics on which he does not wish to be informed.

According to reports from TechCrunch, the licensing deals Facebook is signing with publishers would collectively amount to tens of millions of pounds. Menlo Park makes it known that he is already working to bring the service to France and Germany, where negotiations with publishing partners are already underway.

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